October 01, 2015 14:53 Age: 2 yrs

Our "Team & Family": Taking a Stand Against Cancer

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The Brooklyn Daily Eagle recently shared the story our AF Bushwick Middle "Team & Family" joining together to support research to end childhood cancer. At AF, our students are the next generation of leaders, and we are proud to follow their example of community service.

"Roughly 3,000 people from across the tri-state area gathered in Cadman Plaza Park in Downtown Brooklyn on Saturday to kick off the inaugural St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer.

The event, which featured a 5K walk across the Brooklyn Bridge, music and games in the park, raised funds to help St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital find cures for children battling cancer. St. Jude never charges families for treatment, and the majority of funding for the hospital comes from contributors....

Anna Samel, an eighth-grade teacher at Achievement First Bushwick Middle School, explained why her class participated in the walk.

“Nearly all of our students have felt the devastating impacts of having a family member with cancer, and two years ago, one of our students was diagnosed with lymphoma,” she said. “Participating in the St. Jude Walk was an opportunity not only for our students to come together and bond as a grade, but also for them to make a positive impact on the world around them.”"

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*Photo Credit: Erika Petersen

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